Swap-bot Time: October 15, 2021 6:59 pm


Date Joined: September 11, 2017
Last Online: October 15, 2021
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States
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About Me

I am 55 years old and my birthday is in February. My profile name Poohtat is because one of my first tattoos was Winnie-the-Pooh. I have a lot of tattoos. I am retired. I live in Maine with my husband, two grown sons, five dogs, two gargoyle geckos, thirty-two mourning geckos and twenty-five tiny dart frogs. Our house is loud, messy and fun!

My husband is my best friend and soulmate. I could not imagine life without him. My sons are wonderful young men with special needs.

Four of my dogs are Jackabees. This is a Beagle/Jack Russel cross. They all have the same parents but from different litters. Their names are Bailey, Barnum, Bella and Bunky. My other dog is a Rotti/French Bulldog mix named Snuzie Q.

I love words with friends. Iโ€™m not very good, but I try! My words with friends name is poohtat. Just Incase anyone wants to play!

I like my postcards written on, stamped and mailed. (No envelope needed)

I have had multiple surgeries on my right(dominant) hand, wrist and elbow and rotator cuff surgery all on the same arm. Because of this, sometimes I will type my longer letters. I use a handicap pen which is the size of a mini baseball bat! If I have many cards, notes and postcards to do in one day, I will write as much as possible, but please understand i want to participate, but may have to send a typed note. I also do not mind if someone sends me a typed note or letter instead of hand written. Anyone may have a limitation and I would prefer something typed instead of being flaked. Thanks for understanding. Finally, diagnosed with Fibromyalgia/Chronic Pain Syndrome. Some days are good and some not. Found out I have severe obstructive sleep apnea. Should receive my CPAP machine soon.

I love receiving your craft/art. Something you made means a lot to me and I know it was special to you. I love knowing someone put their time and love into the craft.

Here is a start of a list of things I enjoy:

  • A- Art, African Violets, Air plants, AA Milne, Anchors, Autumn, action, ATC, Abstract, Aquarius, Art by Marlene, Altered Art

  • B- Butterflies, Bugs(no spiders!), Birds, books, baking, barking, beads, buttons, brads, Batik

  • C- Cookies, Cakes, comedy, cartoons, coffee,
    cooking, camping (in my cabin), cribbage,
    crocs, cactus, cholla wood, clouds, coral, cucumbers, clover, country music, classic rock, canines

  • D- Dogs!, donuts, drawings, doodles, dendrobates, dart frogs, diecuts, dream catcher, decoupage

  • E- Elephants, ephemera, excitement, eclecticness, envelopes

  • F- Flowers, Fairies, Fuschia, fudge, frogs, fall,
    forest, fantasy, Fenrir, feathers

  • G- Gardening, ghosts, geckos, geraniums, gargoyles, gorjuss girls, gnomes, gothic, gremlins, glitter, graffiti

  • H- Horses, hiking, hippos, hippies, hobonichi weeks, holo foil

  • I- Indigo, Ivy, Imagination, Isopods,

  • J- Jackabees, Junk Journals, jungle vines, jigsaw puzzles,

  • K- Kittens, Kaleidoscope, kawaii, Kraken

  • L- Lavender, Lilacs, Lizards, learning, lemonade, Lighthouses, Luis Royo,

  • M- Minions!, Monster High, Music, Mushrooms, magic, mystery, Moomins, mutts, maps, mythical, mystical, mountains, mixed up, mashed up, micro happy planner, morning glories

  • N- Nautical, Nighttime, nasturtiums, notecards, Navy Seals, napkins

  • O- Opals, ovals, Owls, Orchids, octopus, Optical Illusions,

  • P- Puppies, Porcupines, Primrose, Phylobates,
    Photography, pictures, puzzles, Pink, Purple, Postcards, plants, pebbles, paintings, paw prints, pastel colors, pansies, Pegasus, Pinnipeds,

  • Q- Quarries, Quantum physics, Quasimodo,

  • R- Rhododendrons, Ridgeback, Riddles, Rocks, reading, rainbows

  • S- Shells, snails, seahorse, spring, seashore, scrabble, sunrise, sunset, skulls, scrabble, stationary, stickers, surprise, school, science fiction, Santoro Gorjuss Girls, sticker flakes, Sleipnir

  • T- Toads, turtles, terrariums, tattoos, topography maps, trolls, trim, topper

  • U- Unicorns, USA,

  • V- Violets,vines, vivariums, vintage, Victorian, velveeta, Valkyrie

  • W- Windmills, waterfalls, word seek/find, washi tape, willow trees

  • X- Xenolith, xenomorphic,

  • Y- Yuzen, yardwork

  • Z- Zentangle, Zinnias, Zeus,

Favorite Music

I like country, classic rock, pop. I have a wide variety of music I like, but nothing classical.

Some of my favorites are Bob Seger, David Bowie, John Folgerty, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Brother's Osborne, Nickelback, Neil Diamond, CCR, Kid Rock, Imagine Dragons,

Favorite Books

I love crime mysteries.

My favorite authors are Jonathan Kellerman, Stuart Woods, James Patterson, Tami Hoag, Tess Gerritsen and Kathy Reichs. I also like Faye Kellerman, Richard Castle, Stephen King, Dean Koontz

Favorite Movies

My favorite movies are the Minion movies. The Bourne movies. The Kingsmen, Leaugue of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and Mission Impossible series.

I don't go see any movie in the theater as the large screen makes me very sick. I get motion sickness even if I watch a tv larger than 50 inches!

Favorite Crafts

I am not very crafty, but I enjoy what others can do.

I love photography and have taken some classes with my husband. We love to take a day and go out shutter bugging.

It is always interesting to see the photos we each took of the same place but we see it so differently. Greg sees the big picture overall and I focus on the small details like a bug or a mushroom.

I have begun experimenting with paper crafts. I am doing some ATCs and find they are a lot of fun along with JAMs. I am getting into smash and junk journals. Every scrap or small item I come across I now put in my little bin of treasures to possibly be used in my next project. Crafting is difficult for me as I have had many surgeries on my right arm, hand and thumb. Two years ago I fell and fractured my left wrist and tore two ligaments in my thumb/wrist. So now both of my thumbs are limited in range of motion.

Right now I am loving the painted rock craze.

My Dart Frogs

I love my tiny little dart frogs. They call all the time. It is really fun to hear frog sounds in the middle of a snow storm in February! I am using stock photos from Google of the dart frogs as I couldn't figure out how to upload my own photos.

Leucomalas is a tiny yellow and black frog known as the Bumble Bee frog. I currently have four of these frogs and hope to raise some tadpoles next Spring to add three more to my tank. These frogs are very sociable and hop right up to my hand when I am feeding them.

Vittatus is a tiny frog that has a black body with a blue belly and an orange/red stripe or stripes down its back. I currently have 14 and three tadpoles. They have a very loud call. We can hear the upstairs tank calling when we go downstairs and hear the downstairs tank upstairs!

El Cope Auratus is a tiny Blue frog with black stripes and spots. I currently have three of these frogs. Their call is a low vibrating purrlike sound.

Epipedobates anthonyi 'Santa Isabel', commonly known as the phantasmal poison dart frog frog, is a small, bold, and colorful frog. These frogs are also known as SIs or Santa Isabels. They are a brownish red with very bright light green stripes. Very loud call!

Favorite Television

My favorite television shows are Criminal Minds, NCIS, NCIS LA, NCIS New Orleans, The Blacklist, Fargo, Elementary, The Rookie and The Big Bang Theory.


My back tattoo before I continued adding to it.

I think Kawaii characters are so cute!

Wonderful Idea

I just wanted to share a group on Facebook called

From The Heart

This is a group that will send a card to an elderly person. It also allows you to see the names so you can pick someone to send a card to. This is such a great idea because the elderly can get very lonely. There is another group called

Comfort and Joy

that sends a card to anyone else that is not elderly. Please check them out.


mandigutterrose rated for NYUP USA Only #75 on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the sea horse pc! I love these little creatures, on my first trip to the Big Island I was able to hold one at the Oceanrider Sea Horse farm. It felt nothing like I thought it would.
Comment: Thanks for all the fun stuff!
Response: You are very welcome
octobereve930 rated for I love October on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: thank you for your card.. my only child (daughter) was born 10/29 and my youngest Granddaughter was born 10/6....... (10/14)
Response: Happy Birthday month to your family
crtsjffrsn rated for I love October on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: You are very welcome
Brokenwings87 rated for Happy Mail #8 on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Love the postcard, stationery, washi tape, stickers and note card. Thank you so much!
Response: You are very welcome
Comment: Thank you so much. I live the vintage front of this card. Such a cool design. That quote is pretty cool. Thanks for the labels and extras.
Response: You are very welcome
soyprincesa2 rated for I love October on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: I love the Maine postcard. Such wonderful memories of our family trip there in July. Maine is beautiful. I hope to get back. Thanks.
Response: You are very welcome
hammondeggs rated for WIYM: SSS-OCT 2021 (USA+) on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Jannine, Thank you SO MUCH for the washi tape and stationery set. It was definitely a "hit" with me.
Response: You are very welcome
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute letter and the extras as well. I will difinitely will be using them, I really loved the gnome sticker it super cute.
Response: I love gnomes, so I am happy to hear you liked it. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you Jannine for 4 awesome PC's!
Response: You are very welcome
danatropicana rated for CPG-BIG happy mail swap #3-US on Oct 9, 2021
Comment: Wow! What a fabulous swap! Thanks so much! I love everything you sent and I really appreciate your sharing the lyrics to your favorite song, which I'm going to go listen to and think of you! Thanks again for this great swap! Take care!
Response: I am so happy to hear you liked the swap. Happy swapping!
chrissy73 rated for Happy Mail #8 on Oct 9, 2021
Comment: Got the envelope today. Than you so much. Have a great weekend.
Response: You are very welcome. Enjoy your weekend!
TeaNi rated for CPG-BIG happy mail swap #3-US on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: thank you for all the fun items you included! :)
Response: You are very welcome
pernie123 rated for NYUP USA Only #75 on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Interesting creepy crawlers! Response to quote: One needs to be discreet. Sometimes, feelings should be kept to ones self.
Response: Happy swapping
Wanda rated for CHWH ~ My Halloween on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much, Jannine, for the letter and great postcards. You made my day! Not only with that, but also with the very nice decorated envelope and the fact that you used a special postage stamp on the envelope. I have taken a huge interest in stamp collecting lately. ๐Ÿ˜Š We live out in the country, too, and donโ€™t get any trick or treaters. That makes me sad. I usually go to our old neighborhood and set up a decorated table in my sonโ€™s yard and hand out candy there, but I just donโ€™t think Iโ€™m up to it his year. Iโ€™ve decorated a bit in my house and will put up some hanging bats in the yard, and a spider web wreath on the door, but thatโ€™s probably it. It is a far cry from what I used to do. ๐Ÿฆ‡๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿ•ท๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿ•ท๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ‡
Response: I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the swap. I hope you have a Happy Halloween even if it is quiet.
myancey rated for NYUP USA Only #75 on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the interesting pc. Very peculiar
Response: YW. I actually meant to send you another one but I mixed them up when I addressed them
Akanksha23 rated for CPG-BIG happy mail swap #3-US on Oct 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sending me such a wonderful swap envelop. Loved everything!!
Response: You are very welcome. Happy swapping!
LaLaLaLaurie rated for Stuff the Mailbox #33 on Oct 5, 2021
Comment: thanks!
Response: You're welcome
Robinarie rated for CPG-BIG happy mail swap #3-US on Oct 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you Jannine! I will use everything, I love the washi!
Response: I am so happy to hear. Happy swapping!
jburb rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #8 on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cute Halloween card!
Response: You are very welcome

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Caithness on Oct 15, 2021:

Thanks ever so much for the doily's and washi for CPG wishlist October - perfect!

lindseyjae on Oct 14, 2021:

Thanks for the postcard you sent me for WW October! I would love to be postcard pals with you - I will plan to get a PC sent to you ASAP!

Barbara on Oct 12, 2021:

Thank you so much for granting my October LSRU wish! I love the patterns you sent!

Rainydancer on Oct 10, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps!

Shenaniganator on Oct 8, 2021:

Jannine, thank you so much for the awesome blank postcards for my CPG October wishes! Love them!

Lonestarchild on Oct 7, 2021:

10x C washi --- double wishes!! So clever! Thanks very much for mailbox surprises! Oct WW

LadyJo on Oct 2, 2021:

Thank you for the Random Stationery Items for RAKS USA ONLY. I love the great array of items I will enjoy using to create more Happy Mail! I love all the rolls of Washi. New ones for me! Thank you again!:)

warheart on Sep 28, 2021:

Love the Studio Ghibli Stickers for my Sept WW! Thank you!

mejulia on Sep 27, 2021:

Thank you for the notecards from the RAK group.

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